By Helen Rappaport
As she did in her severely acclaimed The final Days of the Romanovs, Helen Rappaport brings a compelling documentary suppose to the tale of this royal marriage and of the queen's obsessive love for her husband – a narrative that begun as fairy story and led to tragedy.
After the premature demise of Prince Albert, the queen and her state have been plunged right into a country of grief so profound that this one occasion may dramatically regulate the form of the British monarchy. For Britain had not only misplaced a prince: in the course of his twenty 12 months marriage to Queen Victoria, Prince Albert had more and more played the functionality of King in all yet identify. The outpouring of grief after Albert's demise was once so severe, that its like wouldn't be visible back till the demise of Princess Diana 136 years later.
Drawing on many letters, diaries and memoirs from the Royal data and different ignored assets, in addition to the newspapers of the day, Rappaport deals a brand new standpoint in this compelling historic psychodrama--the the most important ultimate months of the prince's existence and the 1st lengthy, darkish ten years of the Queen's retreat from public view. She attracts a portrait of a queen captivated with her residing husband and – after his demise – along with his enduring position in heritage. Magnificent Obsession also will throw new mild at the actual nature of the prince's power actual , overturning for solid the 150-year previous fantasy that he died of typhoid fever.
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A Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy by Helen Rappaport